Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Green Man - the evidence

Well, well, well. What a great time we had at Green Man! Here we are with a couple of our neighbours. If you're interested, "we" are Amy (University of Bristol), Caroline (University of the West of England), Alison (University College London) and Helen (University of the West of England) from L to R - unfortunately Anne couldn't make it.

We were kept busy from the moment we opened to when we closed each day with knitting, nattering and neuroscience.

We met so many amazing people, young and old, who
talked about consciousness, music and the brain,
encephalitis, altered states, learning, strokes, brain development, dreaming and much, much more. We were certainly kept on our toes!

Harriet was one of our youngest knitters, here she is taking a few tips from Pat.

Noah and the neurons. Just in case you were wondering, we had lots of chaps stop by for a knit and a natter. Noah is a neuroscientist too.

We had an amazing time at Green Man and loved talking to everyone. Thanks very much to all the folk who stopped by our little green gazebo to talk brain science and knit neurons. Thanks also to Ellen who organised Einstein's Garden.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

What do you get if you take...

four neuroscientists and their tents, sleeping bags and wellies
one case of yarn
too many needles and hooks to count
one gazebo
some pictures and models of brains
250 pin badges
50 patterns
one risk assessment
one pasting table and table cloth
one packet of paper chains
two pop-up banners
50 wooden pegs
one set of directions
an alarming number of 'pick my brains' t-shirts
one bicycle
3 camping chairs
and lots of enthusiasm?

Knit a Neuron at Green Man Festival!

See you there!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Green Man preparations

We're off to the Green Man Festival next week for four days of knitting neurons in the glorious Brecon Beacons. There will be four of us knitting, chatting about neuroscience and watching great bands. We'll be in Einstein's Garden along with fellow sciencey folk like Make it Molecular the Living Colours of the Ocean. We're also looking forward to hearing the space stories told by Jim and the gang.

In a new venture, we've got badges to give away. If you come and knit a neuron with us you can take away one of these fabulous badges. What more could you need?

Friday, 13 August 2010

Neurons from Cornwall

Thanks very much to Rebecca and the lovely folk at the Cornwall Yarn Shop for their glorious bundle of woolly cells.

Aren't they fabulous?